AMA holds fire over the ACT government's new walk-in clinics

The doctors' group says it has been told they will not compete with local GPs

The ACT AMA is withholding criticism of new walk-in centres proposed by the territory government after receiving assurances they will not compete with GP services.  

It has long campaigned against the territory’s chain of government-funded nurse-led clinics — which treat minor illnesses, injuries and infections — labelling them a waste of taxpayer money.  

But president Dr Antonio Di Dio says the government is promising the five new clinics will be “radically different” from the others - and as yet it was not clear if they would